IZA - Conference Program


Fourth IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University), Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 21, 2007 - May 22, 2007


Sunday, May 20:

19:30Opening Dinner at the Restaurant 'Oliveto' (Hotel Königshof)

Monday, May 21:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration / Coffee / Tea
09:15 - 09:30   Welcoming Comments by:
Amelie Constant (DIW DC, Georgetown University and IZA) and Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago and IZA)
09:30       Session I: Immigrant Health and Safety
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
09:30 - 10:30   Steven Stillman (Free University of Bozen/Bolzano and IZA*)), John Gibson (University of Waikato), David McKenzie (The World Bank)
  "The Impact of Immigration on Child Health: Experimental Evidence from a Migration Lottery Program"
  Discussant: David A. Jaeger (University of St. Andrews and IZA)
10:30 - 11:30   Arturo Gonzalez (Ernst & Young*)), Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University and IZA), Abel Valenzuela, Jr. (University of California Los Angeles)
  "Differences in Work Conditions by Undocumented Status: Evidence from the Day Labor Market"
  Discussant: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA)
11:30 - 11:45   Coffee / Tea Break
11:45 - 12:45   The Julian Simon Lecture by Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago and IZA)
"The Economics of Language"
12:45 - 14:15   Lunch (and photo shoot)
14:15       Session II: Religion, Discrimination, and Ethnicity
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
14:15 - 15:15   Pieter Bevelander (Malmö University and IZA*)), Jonas Otterbeck (IMER, Malmö University)
  "Young People’s Attitudes Towards Muslims in Sweden"
  Discussant: Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
15:15 - 16:15   Dan-Olof Rooth (Stockholm University and IZA*))
  "Implicit Discrimination in Hiring - Real World Evidence"
  Discussant: Martin Kahanec (Central European University)
16:15 - 16:30   Coffee / Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30   Amelie F. Constant (Temple University*)), Liliya Gataullina (IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and University of Bonn)
  "Does Ethnosizing Pay? Gender and Native-Migrant Differences"
  Discussant: Guillermina Jasso (New York University and IZA)
19:30       Libations and Dinner at the Restaurant 'Schänzchen'

Tuesday, May 22:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee / Tea
09:00       Session III: Migration: Skills, Productivity, and Stratification
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
09:00 - 10:00   Massimiliano Tani (University of New South Wales and IZA*))
  "Regional Skill Endowments, Employment Structure, and International Migration in the European Union, 1988-2005"
  Discussant: Eskil Wadensjö (Stockholm University and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   M. Daniele Paserman (Boston University and IZA*))
  "Do High-skill Immigrants Raise Productivity? Evidence from Israeli Manufacturing Firms, 1990-1999"
  Discussant: Carmel U. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
11:00 - 12:00   Guillermina Jasso (New York University and IZA*))
  "Migration and Stratification"
  Discussant: Randall K. Q. Akee (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA)
12:00 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15       Session IV: Immigrant Networks
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
13:15 - 14:15   David McKenzie (World Bank and IZA*)), Hillel Rapoport (Bar-Ilan University)
  "Self-Selection Patterns in Mexico-U.S. Migration: The Role of Migration Networks"
  Discussant: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
14:15 - 15:15   Alfonso Miranda (CIDE, Mexico City and IZA*))
  "Do Migrant Networks Affect Education in Source Countries? Evidence from Urban Mexico"
  Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg and IZA)
15:15 - 15:30   Closing Remarks by Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago and IZA)

*) current affiliation

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